| Jan 20, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Just hours after delivering the state of the state address in Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown brought his message to Burbank Wednesday, meeting with several dozen local educators at Bret Harte Elementary School to discuss how his budget proposal would affect...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 9:49 AM
A strong majority of voters have turned against the project just as Gov. Jerry Brown is pressuring the Legislature to green-light the start of construction in the Central Valley later this year, a major step in the plan to connect Los Angeles and San...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:45 AM
With legal challenges to the California bullet train mounting, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday began circulating proposed legislation designed to significantly diminish the possibility that opponents could stop the project with an environmental lawsuit....
| Jan 12, 2012
| 3:20 PM
The chief executive of the state’s high-speed rail agency resigned Thursday amid growing criticism of the $98.5-billion bullet train project and declining public support for the proposal.
Roelof van Ark, 59, announced his departure in a major...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) joined two other state lawmakers to introduce a measure that would begin the process of nullifying the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision that created “super PACs,” which have flooded unlimited...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 3:54 PM
For the first time, the Redevelopment Agency posted a list of its debt obligations this week as part of a new state requirement for local governments.
The payment schedule shows $441.8 million in debt that will eventually have to be paid back as the...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 4:34 PM
In the 2200 block of Catalina Avenue, a future for dozens of low-income households will rise from a blighted property where not too long ago, an empty pool was being used as storage.
On Thursday, city officials celebrated the start of demolition and,...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 9:54 AM
With the announcement early Monday that he had outlawed the public display of handguns in California, Gov. Jerry Brown bucked a national trend toward more lenient firearms laws and placed himself in the political cross-hairs of the state's 2nd Amendment...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 11:52 AM
The next two weeks are expected to be busy ones in the state Capitol.
For starters, Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown continue to haggle over the incomplete budget sent by lawmakers to the governor’s desk Friday. Brown has until June 27 to sign or...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown's request for $6 billion to start construction of the California bullet train will face a difficult vote in the Legislature in the coming days, prompting some last-minute political maneuvering that could significantly alter the...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Stripped of its redevelopment funds and faced with ever dwindling federal grants, Burbank is having to rethink its approach to affordable housing.
The city recently reserved roughly $402,000 for future affordable housing projects, bumping its total to...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Opponents of a Walmart in Burbank have lost a potential weapon in their fight after Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a bill that would have required economic-impact reports on how big-box stores would affect the local economy.
Brown said Senate Bill 469...